Mom wants stronger charges against man accused of shooting at teens

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – An Indianapolis man is facing eight felony charges after he allegedly shot at three teenage girls in a car.

According to a probable cause affidavit, Anthony Martin, 28, is accused of stalking three girls at a Speedway gas station in the 5900 block of South East Street in Indianapolis.

Investigators said Martin followed the three girls and their male chaperon after they got into a car. According to police, Martin followed them for several miles before firing several shots at them on I-465.

No injuries were reported, but police did collect evidence from the vehicle.

Police have not determined a motive. The victims told police they do not know Martin.

Prosecutors have not given a reason as to why attempted murder charges have not been filed.

“I just want justice, I don’t want him slapped on the hand pleading out and then doing a small amount of time,” said the mother of one of the victims.

“He needs to do some time in jail,” she told 24-Hour News 8.

Martin is no longer in the Marion County Jail. His next hearing is scheduled for July 22.

As of Thursday, the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office is working on a response that the charges filed were not strong enough.

The mother of the victim is concerned about her safety and that is why her name is not being released.. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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